the difference of one single person can make in our world. she encourages the women of liberia to organize and fight for peace. that was the most important factor in the remarkable rise of backer's first female head of state. when she joined us back then to discuss her book, we had no idea that 48 hours after that conversation, she would go on to be awarded the nobel peace prize. let me start with this " on the back of the book. "she helped bring liberia out of the dark. her memoir is a captivating near to that will stand as testament to the power of women, face, and the spirit of our great country. it is written by the first woman president of liberia. i was honored to have the president's on the program. i asked her a question about what being a woman did for her, however challenge her in becoming the first woman president of liberia. i would not have been able to speak out in the manner i did. the forceful positions i took, i think came from the fact that as a woman i felt i could speak. there is no way she would become president of women like you do not pave the way for that to happen.